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FILM&ONLINE

QUEEN OF EARTH

Two movies in, Alex Ross Perry’s preferred subject matter is clear: he’s a Woody Allenesque chronicler of privileged millenials, and he’s fascinated by bad behaviour. Luckily, his insights into monstrous egos translate into intriguing films. This is a highly stylised meditation on the co-dependent friendship of two difficult women (Elisabeth Moss’s Catherine and Katherine Waterson’s Christina), inspired by The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s avant-garde take on lesbian relationships. The movie seems to have a rather vintage obsession with female hysteria, but is saved by a satisfying ending which asks where creativity comes from and what mental health really means.

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Our July stars OITNB’s Taylor Schilling, undisputed gay-for-the-stay WASP queen of Litchfield Also in this issue Canadian lesbian sibling pop duo, Tegan and Sara Growing pains: Jack Monroe’s parenting trials and triumphs Comedian Tig Notaro on the funny side of cancer Sculptor Anya Gallaccio on her Forever Tree in Manchester Femme visibility: what it is and why it’s so important What does it mean to be a woman? Why are there so few women on music festival playbills? Why Malta is the best place in Europe for LGBTs Eleanor Margolis on awkward lesbian dates LGBT youth say what media they like and dislike Plus all the very best in life, scene, books, film, music and TV.
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